Debriefing as a Helping Professional: Strategies for Communicating Effectively About our Work

Research shows that effective and frequent debriefing opportunities significantly reduces the risk of secondary traumatic stress symptoms for professionals working in trauma-exposed environments. Naturally, helping professionals want to talk about the difficult things they see and hear, however, sometimes instead of effectively debriefing, these conversations seem more like venting and offloading. With a few simple techniques, helpers can transform these conversations into helpful dialogue for processing and reflecting on trauma exposure while reducing the risk of transferring secondary trauma onto others. OBJECTIVES: • Understand the signs of vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress • Introduce the 4 Low Impact Debriefing communication guidelines • Identify distinct purposes of effective debriefing • Explore strategies for reducing the risk of vicarious trauma.

Schedule - Half Day
April 23, 2024
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Provider
Amanda Rocheleau
Language
English
Capacity
30
Registered!
13
Available Spaces
17
Location
Please sign into Zoom (V5) with link in email